Yorkshireman Jeremy Townsend joins the Galliford Try board on 1st September 2017 in place of Andrew Jenner, who steps down after nine years.
Mr Townsend’s previous jobs include finance director at Mitchells & Butlers and corporate finance director at J Sainsbury.
Chairman Peter Ventress said: "Jeremy's appointment will further strengthen our independence and the experience of the Board as well as ensure a smooth transition for Andrew's departure. The board looks forward to Jeremy quickly establishing himself in the new role, and to benefiting from his extensive corporate and sector experience. Jeremy will assume the role of chair of the audit committee on Andrew stepping down. “